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WAGS eNews - Issue 10 - January 2014

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Issue 10: January 2014


New Library Opening Hours

The WAGS Library reopens on Monday 13 January 2014 at 09:30am

Library Hours in 2014 -

eNews10 Library16/48 May St, Bayswater, Western Australia 6053

Monday                                     9.30 - 8.00pm

Tuesday                                     Closed

Wednesday - Friday                   9.30 - 2.30pm

Saturday                                    1.00 - 5.00pm

Sunday & all Public Holidays     Closed

The President needs You!

Our secretary will be away for part of this year and we are looking for someone to take over her role.  eNews10 Recruit1
The secretary position can either be done by one person or shared between a couple of people and Pauline will be around to assist for part of the time.

If you are able to help or would like any more information, please contact Pauline Pryer (secretary@wags.org.au) or our volunteer coordinator, Betty Pyke (volunteers@wags.org.au).

Liana Fitzpatrick

Seminar - February 2014

Chris Paton and Thomas MacEntee downunder – Perth Seminar

Saturday 15 February 2014 at the State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

A full day seminar with leading presenters, Chris Paton (Scotland) and Thomas MacEntee (US). Presentations include: British and Irish Newspapers; Irish Records on Line; Building a Genealogy Research Toolbox; You use WHAT for Genealogy?

You can find out more by clicking on: unlockthepast

Special Interest Groups

Sunday 12 at 1:30pm Convict Group

The contribution Ticket of Leave men made to buildings in WA. Fiona Bush will talk about how the convicts contributed to the building environment of colonial WA between 1850 and 1880. Afternoon tea will be served after the meeting.

Sunday 19 at 2pm Irish Group

Mandurah Family History Society

Monthly General Meeting 8 February 2014 at 1.30pm

venue: Research Rooms, Library Road Mandurah

Guest speaker: Rosemary Stevens

"Every Life Tells a Story" How to breathe new life into facts and figures by writing honestly without creating a family feud!

Further information, email mfhs@westnet.com.au or phone 9586 9760

Family History Society of Rockingham & Dist.

Monthly Meeting 1 February 2014 at 2pm

Venue: Rockingham Lotteries House, Civic Boulevard

Guest speaker: Diane Oldman

"Mother Tongue" English language milestones, troublesome words, Genealogical English and more...! FHSRD

Centenary of World War I

WAGS is providing two opportunities to present your stories of an ancestor's World War One experiences in the Western Ancestor.

However time is running out! The deadline is Sunday 20th January 2014, so you need to get busy if you want to take advantage of these opportunities. See the December 2013 edition of Western Ancestor pp 266 - 267 for details.

11th Battalion photograph

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A high quality 56 x 76 cm copy of the iconic photo of the 11th Battalion posing on the Cheops Pyramid in January 1915 has been donated to the WAGS Library.

Do any of our members have the time and expertise to frame it so that it can be displayed in the WAGS Library?  Offers of help would be greatly appreciated and should be directed to the WAGS Librarian, Julie Martin (librarian@wags.org.au or phone 9201 0381)



2013 WAGS Raffle winners announced

Congratulations to 1st Prize Winner: Roma Jeffery (Kelmscott)

4 Second prizes of $250 went to: N. Avares (Lesmurdie) - Jan Gillard (Collie) - Gillian Holden (Port Kennedy) - Elaine Boyd-Smith (Scarborough)

Prizes were drawn on November 26th at WAGS Volunteers morning tea, by WAGS Patron Ruth Reid.

New Associate Members

We welcome two new Associate Members to WAGS (click on the links below);

the Midland Public Library Local History Collection and

The Grove Community History Collection

Web site activity

Two additional data sources are now available through the WAGS web site. These data sets and maps may assist you in finding grave sites in remote areas of the State.

Western Australian Burial Data & Cemeteries Map

Users should note that there may be living people shown in the table. The data shows people who are mentioned in association with the events covered by the database.
Clicking on the Surname will open a Trove search for that year & clicking on the Cemetery name will open a separate map centered on the cemetery mentioned.

Link to news item and a direct link to the site is shown below.

Lonely Graves of Western Australia eNews10 Lgraves1

This site includes photgraphs of lonely grave sites, try the following links:


Map on the Lonely Graves website

Larger Map on the WAGS website



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